Mitred Parakeet (Aratinga mitrata)

Mitred parakeet (Aratinga mitrata) is perhaps the most numerous of the parakeet species here, and I saw many flocks of them escaping the various birds of prey.

They nest in cracks and holes on the cliffs, and here it appeared at least 2 couples had their nest. A perfect spot it seemed, as they had this dead tree right outside from which they could keep an eye on the surroundings before hopping inside to their nests.

Elevation: 1181 meters.

Mitred Parakeet (Aratinga mitrata)

Mitred Parakeet (Aratinga mitrata)

Mitred Parakeet (Aratinga mitrata)

Many thanks to rwblackbird57 for identifying it.

It sounds like this:




Last updated on 27 June 2024